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Linux Weekly News for August 24, 2000

Aug 24, 2000, 07:31 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)

Leading items and editorials: The first round of the DVD case is over, How to respond to attacks on Linux and The GNOME vs. KDE thing.

"The first round of the DVD case is over, and the MPAA has won. For those who are interested, Judge Kaplan's ruling is available as a 90-page PDF file. The judge found in favor of the MPAA on every front...."

"How to respond to attacks on Linux. Linux has been blessed, in recent times, by a relative scarcity of FUD ("Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt") attacks. But they seem to be on the rise again; perhaps the critics have grown tired of sneering at stock prices and have turned their attention back to the technology itself. As always, some of the criticisms make more sense than others...."

"The GNOME vs. KDE thing. It has been a little while since we have had a good GNOME and KDE fight, so it shouldn't be surprising to see one turn up now. These battles have grown somewhat tiresome over the years. But this one is just a little different, and it's worth looking at what is going on...."

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